List of Famous people named Rafael

Name Rafael is among the most common names in Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Portugal. Similar names: Raphael, Raffaele, Raffaello, Rafaela, Raffaella, Raphaelle, Rafel, Raphaela, Rafella. Here are some famous Rafaels:

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Parera
First Name Rafael
Last Name Nadal
Born on June 3, 1986 (age 37)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is ranked No. 2 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), has been ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings for 209 weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Nadal has won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles, tied for the most in history with Roger Federer. His 13 French Open titles in particular are a record at any tournament. Nadal's dominance on clay is also highlighted by 60 of his 86 ATP singles titles coming on this surface, including 25 of his 35 ATP Masters 1000 titles, and his 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.

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Rafael Caro Quintero

First Name Rafael
Last Name Quintero
Born on October 24, 1952 (age 71)
Born in Mexico, Sinaloa

Rafael Caro Quintero is a Mexican drug lord who co-founded the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and other drug traffickers in the late 1970s. He is also the founder and current suspected leader of the newly formed Caborca Cartel based in Sonora. He is also the brother of fellow drug trafficker Miguel Caro Quintero, the founder and former leader of the defunct Sonora Cartel.

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Rafael Fiziev

First Name Rafael
Last Name Fiziev
Born on March 5, 1993 (age 30)

Rafael Fiziev is a Kyrgyzstani-born Azerbaijani professional mixed martial artist, who currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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Rafa Benítez

Rafael Benítez Maudes
First Name Rafa
Born on April 16, 1960 (age 63)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Rafael Benítez Maudes is a Spanish professional football manager and former player and a manager who recently managed Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional. He joined Real Madrid's coaching staff at the age of 26, going on to work as the under-19 and reserve team coach, and assistant manager for the senior team. He moved away from Real Madrid in 1995, but management spells at Real Valladolid and Osasuna were short-lived and unsuccessful. He guided Segunda División side Extremadura back to the Primera División in his first season in 1997, but the team was relegated the following season. He left the club, and coached Tenerife in 2000, winning promotion in his only season.

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Rafael Márquez

Rafael Márquez Álvarez
First Name Rafael
Last Name Márquez
Born on February 13, 1979 (age 45)
Born in Mexico, Michoacán
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Rafael Márquez Álvarez is a Mexican former footballer and currently the youth coach of Spanish Tercera División club Alcalá. Nicknamed El Káiser, Márquez is regarded as the best defender in Mexico's history and one of the best Mexican players of all time. He played as a central defender, sweeper, or defensive midfielder.

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Rafael dos Anjos

First Name Rafael
Last Name Anjos
Born on October 26, 1984 (age 39)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Rafael Souza dos Anjos is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist. He currently fights in the Welterweight and Lightweight divisions for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Lightweight Champion. Frequently considered one of the greatest lightweights in UFC history, he holds notable victories over three former UFC champions: Robbie Lawler, Anthony Pettis, and Benson Henderson. Other notable victories include Neil Magny, Tarec Saffiedine, Donald Cerrone (x2), Paul Felder, and Nate Diaz. As of December 14, 2020, he is #7 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Rafael Reyes

First Name Rafael
Last Name Reyes
Born on August 2, 1975 (age 48)
Born in Mexico, Michoacán

Rafael Reyes, also credited as Leafar Seyer, is an American author, artist and musician credited with creating the Cholo goth genre of music, which lyrically explores the harsh realities of gang and street life over throbbing beats and swirling synthesizers.

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Rafael Sóbis

First Name Rafael
Last Name Sóbis
Born on June 17, 1985 (age 38)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Rafael Augusto Sóbis do Nascimento is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Cruzeiro.

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Rafael Dudamel

Rafael Édgar Dudamel Ochoa
First Name Rafael
Last Name Dudamel
Born on January 7, 1973 (age 51)
Born in Venezuela, Yaracuy
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Rafael Édgar Dudamel Ochoa, commonly known as Rafael Dudamel, is a Venezuelan football manager, currently in charge of Chilean club Universidad de Chile and former player who played as a goalkeeper.

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Rafael Jiménez Jarque

First Name Rafael
Last Name Jarque
Born on August 12, 1993 (age 30)

Rafael Jiménez Jarque, known as Fali, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cádiz CF as either a central defender or a defensive midfielder.

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